u 26. That king Bukka had for his son King Harihara, the friend of wise (men), flourishing in prosperity and mer- ciful 'in disposition). 27. Anointed by great ministers, Harihara sat upon the bh<idr*8anv (throne of fortune), proclaiming as it were his protectorship of the eight quarters by being mirrored in eight pillars, and resembling the heavenly elephant by the gurgling waters poured from the kalaŁas, the Kailasa mountain by his weighty qualities (clouds \ the god of love by waters and golden lotuses (?) and Skanda by the waters of the Ganges. 28. With the eight quarters filled with his great fame, always devoted to the riiti of llami, the glorious king Karihara, Indra among rulers of men, is ever victorious. 29. He shone while Kali fled in fear as the waters of his danas (gifts) made the earth cool after its being heated by the unjust taxes and qualities of kings due to the power of Kali. SO. To him the Eastern sea tendered elephants with gold, the Southern ocean moon-like pearls, and the Western sea gave a tribute of horses. 31. His courtyard converted into a mire by the flowing rut of elephants and marked by (the hoofs of horses) is convert- ed into a pavement of precious stones by the (subject) kings with particles of jewels dropping from their coronets jostling (against one another). 32. The dark reflection of his parasol was the only stain on the crowns of the noble kings who were the abodes of valoixr and whose prosperity excelled that of Knbera and hidra, 3S. The lucky Ksatriya princesses got king Harihara for their beloved partner, like the rivers the ocean, the lightning the cloud, the Tedas Visnu, and the stars the moon. S*. The object of his attachment was Melambika who shone like Laksznl and the Earth-Goddess by her birth.